Gratien Anthonypillai

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Wednesday 26th August 2015


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Gratien Anthonypillai

21:35 PM, 28th September 2015
About 5 years ago

Leak from the flat above not repaired and now flat below is suing me?

Reply to the comment left by "Teg's Dad" at "28/09/2015 - 16:38":

Hi ‘Teg’s Dad’,

Thanks for your response. I am tempted to take action against the Council, however I feel that it may be slightly premature to do so.
Can you please elaborate on your experience and how the situation was resolved (as a leaker and leakee) as I seem to be in a similar situation.

Kind Regards,

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Gratien Anthonypillai

21:30 PM, 28th September 2015
About 5 years ago

Leak from the flat above not repaired and now flat below is suing me?

Reply to the comment left by "John Simpson" at "28/09/2015 - 15:32":

Thanks John for your comments. I completely agree with you.

The problem is that my solicitor has replied to Flat 2’s solicitor’s letter and it has cost me £500 (including consultation). Now, their solicitor has responded and I must again, pay more money to my solicitor to write a response. I feel like this is going to go back and forth – and will end up costing me a ridiculous amount of money.

Kind Regards,

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Gratien Anthonypillai

21:20 PM, 28th September 2015
About 5 years ago

Leak from the flat above not repaired and now flat below is suing me?

Reply to the comment left by "Neil Patterson" at "28/09/2015 - 10:13":

Hi Neil,

Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, I do not have legal cover on this property – this issue has opened my eyes and now I have taken cover for my other properties. I have already spoken to the Housing Officer and he is aware of the problem. The occupant of No.2 (below my flat) is also taking action against the council. I will be phoning the council’s block insurers tomorrow, to inform them of the situation.

As far as I know, there is no secondary issue. The leak starts from the top floor (3rd) bathroom, which then flows down to the other bathrooms which are directly below each other.

I also do not understand why the occupant (not owner – he is a council tenant) went straight to solicitors. I have never lived at this flat; therefore I do not know the complainant and have no relationship with him.

The leak emanates from the 3rd floor flat which is owned by a leaseholder. In your opinion, who should be responsible for damages in all of the flats directly below?..Or would the owner of each flat be responsible for damages in the flat directly below his/hers?

Kind Regards,

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